Monday, October 19, 2020

A Ghostly Mancat Monday

 For his Mancat Monday post, Evan decided to bring on a guest.

In past years, Evan has had a bit of an understanding with this resident ghost. At least for today, though, these two agreed to get along. Do you think that will last?

Happy Monday, friends!

Flashback Doodle of the Day

I'm sharing some of my favorite flashback Halloween doodles from last year for the first part of this week, because next week I want to share all brand new Halloween doodles. The brand new Halloween doodles will start at the end of this week and run all the way until Halloween itself. Honestly, our first couple or few new doodles in November will also probably have some even vague Halloween vibes, because I just won't be able to help myself. Filling my sketchbook with frightfully festive doodles sounds like my kind of Halloween fun. But, for today, it's a flashback doodle, and it's this ghostly one here.


Tip of the Day

We're 19 days in, and our Halloween tips are still going. After all, we have 31 of them to get through! And, indeed, we have another Halloween-inspired tip for you today.

Yesterday, we mentioned the importance of keeping black cats, and of course all furbabies, indoors on Halloween to prevent them from becoming victims of tricks and pranks. Today's tip is similar, and it is to avoid going on a walk with your dog, or even your kitty, during trick-or-treat hours. This is for a number of reasons, including the obvious one that foot traffic, and even potentially car traffic, will be increased during trick-or-treat hours. This is something that could pose a risk especially for skittish dogs or cats, as they might become frightened of the Halloween hustle and bustle. What's more, not only will more people be out and about on Halloween night, making extra traffic and noise, but many of them will be dressed in strange and potentially frightening costumes. These factors could lead a nervous dog or cat to panic, and to potentially get loose and lost. Of course, increased traffic could also lead to accidents and injuries, such as if a nervous or excited dog or cat gets loose and makes their way into the street. All in all, it is important to always take into consideration your furbaby's safety, which might very well mean house arrest during those trick-or-treat hours on Halloween night.


Pam and Teddy said...

That is a fabulous photo of Evan and "Mr. Boo" !!

Hugs, Teddy

The Florida Furkids said...

We have that Ghost's cousin!!!

The Florida Furkids

Catscue said...

Evan and ghost buddy, what a couple of cuties! Love the doodle, that is so darling. We keep our black cats inside and keep an eye out for any shenanigans on Halloween!

Eastside Cats said...

The Ghost looks like a nice cat toy, so maybe Evan will romp a bit!

pilch92 said...

Evan looks adorable with his friend. I love the flashback, I have a blue house so it makes it extra special. Great tips, no kitties go outside here. :)

Timmy Tomcat said...

Evan you sure look great with your pal

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Enjoy the truce while it lasts!

The Island Cats said...

As long as this ghost doesn't try to take Evan's spot, we think things will be okay.

messymimi said...

Let's hope it's a permanent cease-fire. Life is easier when you all get along.